There seems to be an infinite host of rigs available for the DSLR video shooter these days. From the big brands like Zacuto, Redrock Micro and Letus Direct, to smaller machinists on Kickstarter, it is easy to find something that will get the job done. What is not easy, is finding something that will get the job done well. This is where the Gearbox DSLR cage comes in. I’ve had the opportunity to use this cage for over a month, and am VERY happy with what I have found.
Sick of everyone crowding around your camera or small monitor on set? Tired of feeling the director’s coffee breath on your neck as you frame your shots? If you or someone you know suffers from these or other related camera operator problems, this is the monitor for you.
I’ve been fortunate enough to play with this monitor for several weeks and thought I would share my thoughts on the Vello 9″ Monitor.
I have been using these battery grips on both my cameras for a while now, and really love them. Not only do they give you extra power (which is great for us video folk), but you also get a more stable camera, easier access to batteries, and you’ll look like a boss doing it. These Vello battery grips are also very affordable compared to the Canon brand options.
The 5D Mark III has been in and out of stock but it looks like Amazon has them in stock for now.
B&H Photo Video sent me a couple of tripods for review right before heading out of state for a large shoot. Unfortunately I didn’t have enough time to shoot a video review so this article will have to suffice. I was, however, able to used both of these tripods for a large gig this past weekend.
First off I have to apologize for taking so long to get this review up. I had this camera in for review the same time Dave Dugdale did and he posted his quite a while ago. Check out his review below as well. Unlike Dave, I did not shoot a lot of footage with this camera. Sure I dinked around with it but whenever I reached for a camera to shoot something I chose the 7D, or the Sony 5n. That should say a lot about what I think about this camera.
My general synopsis is this: Cool new focus and EVF tech, slow camera, ISO cap at 1600 ain’t cool, the cropped sensor turns me off. These things may have been accepted back in the “dark ages” when we didn’t expect better video features from DSLRs but that time is no longer. Think I am totally off? Whats your opinion?
If you are seriously considering getting this camera for video use please watch the whole review.